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Four Video Resume Mistakes That Could Cost You an Interview

Lucky for you, some of the most common video resume mistakes are easily avoidable once you’re aware of them. Check out this list for four video resume mistakes made frequently by job seekers: 1. Not being clear about your objective. If you summarize your past experiences, list your skills, and briefly discuss your current or

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So I Am Capable of Getting a Big-kid Job?

  You just graduated from college and are embarking on the daunting task of finding your first big-kid job. But between juggling school, sports, part-time work, clubs, and a social life, the amount of relevant experience you have related to the jobs you’re applying for is limited. Maybe you didn’t have time to fit an

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Take Barney Stinson’s Advice to “Suit Up” for Your Video Resume

We all know that we should look professional and polished when shooting our video resume. But how much does that really matter? To what extreme do we need to go to ensure that our images look professional? Will employers notice chipped fingernail polish or heavy perfume? These are all great questions, and research provides some

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How to Flesh Out Your Resume

It is commonly known that your resume should be a standard one page. Seeing as your resume only gets maybe 10 seconds of attention, any longer than one page provides more information than can be attended to in that amount of time. To remedy a length problem, review the information on your resume, and make

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Video Resumes, A Fake Moustache and Boxer Shorts

Adding some creative flair to your video pitch may give you more success than you think. Did you ever imagine impressing your prospective employer could involve wearing a fake moustache “that makes angels weep,” drinking a glass of wine, and talking about your “package”? Probably not. Those are only three of the several witty moves,

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The Power of Keywords, Video Resumes, and Breaking through the Masses

With the advances in technology, keywords are now the most widely used tool for finding potential employees. Admittedly, I wouldn’t want to read through thousands of resumes either, but this method can knock some great job-seekers out of the running for positions they would be a perfect in. Employers search job-sites for resumes which include

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Video Resumes 101

Video resumes are becoming more and more important in our all-digital all the time world. Want to make yours perfect? Here are some tips that will help you make the most of your 30 second spot. The Video Pitch: When creating your video pitch you want to ensure that you’re highlighting your best qualities while

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I Can’t Get an Interview…WHY?

Job applications have been filled out and submitted, and you’ve been waiting by the phone for an invitation to interview. But you haven’t received one call from prospective employers, and you’re still without a job. Yet, other people you know are applying for jobs, securing interviews and getting hired. What could they possibly be doing

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5 Crazy Job Search Tactics

After many months of a fruitless job search, you may feel like giving up. There is a ton of competition for all of the jobs you are applying to. Get noticed by trying one of these unconventional job search tips, or try all five of them. Meet the Employer Find out where the employers at the company for which

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Video Resumes, A Good Idea or Not?

An impressive video resume can help a candidate’s chances at a job. That’s the general consensus in today’s corporate world among employers and there are several reasons why this is so. First of all, video resumes, while becoming more common, are still not nearly as common as the standard resume and cover letter that’s either

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